LINGUIST List 13.73

Mon Jan 14 2002

Calls: Cognitive & Neural Systems,Computational Ling

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  1. Cynthia Bradford, 6th ICCNS: Final Call for Abstracts
  2. JS, [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals

Message 1: 6th ICCNS: Final Call for Abstracts

Date: Fri, 11 Jan 2002 14:20:27 -0500
From: Cynthia Bradford <>
Subject: 6th ICCNS: Final Call for Abstracts

***** AND *****

Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002 

Boston University

This interdisciplinary conference focuses on two fundamental questions:
How Does the Brain Control Behavior?
How Can Technology Emulate Biological Intelligence?

A single oral or poster session enables all presented work to be
highly visible.

Contributed talks will be presented on each of the three conference days.

Three-hour poster sessions with no conflicting events will be held 
on two of the conference days. All posters will be up all day, and 
can also be viewed during breaks in the talk schedule. 


TUTORIAL SPEAKERS: Wednesday, May 29, 2002

Mark Gluck (Rutgers University)
Neural networks in neurology and clinical neuropsychology:
Alzheimer's disease, amnesia, and Parkinson's disease

Gail A. Carpenter (Boston University)
Adaptive resonance theory 

Ferdinando Mussa-Ivaldi (Northwestern University Medical School)
Learning and adaptive control of arm movements 

Frank Guenther (Boston University)
Neural modeling of speech 


Thursday, May 30, 2002


Daniel Johnston (Baylor College of Medicine)
Information processing and storage by neuronal dendrites

Bard Ermentrout (University of Pittsburgh)
Learning at a slug's pace: 
The role of oscillations in odor learning in the Limax 

John Rinzel (New York University)
Cellular dynamics involved in sound localization 


Rudiger von der Heydt (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine)
Visual cortex: Global structure in local feature maps 

David J. Field (Cornell University)
Visual systems and the statistics of natural scenes: 
How far can we go? 

Philip J. Kellman (UCLA)
>From fragments to objects:
Integration and interpolation processes in vision


Erkki Oja (Helsinki University of Technology)
Independent component analysis: Recent advances 

Friday, May 31, 2002


Edward Callaway (The Salk Institute)
Cell type specificity of neural circuits in visual cortex 

James L. McClelland (Carnegie Mellon University)
Varieties of distributed representation:
A complementary learning systems perspective 

Stephen Grossberg (Boston University)
Laminar cortical architecture in perception and cognition 

Jeffrey Bowers (University of Bristol)
Localist coding in neural networks for visual word identification 

Randall O'Reilly (University of Colorado)
Learning and memory in the hippocampus and neocortex:
Principles and models 

Michael Page (University of Hertfordshire) 
Modeling memory for serial order 

Saturday, June 1, 2002


Dana Ballard (University of Rochester) 
Distributed synchrony: A general model for cortical coding 

Stephen G. Lisberger (University of California School of Medicine)
The inner workings of a cortical motor system 

Daniel Bullock (Boston University) 
Neural dynamics of ocular tracking, interceptive reaching,
and reach/grasp coordination 


Edmund Rolls (Oxford University)
Neural mechanisms involved in invariant object recognition 

Lynn Nadel (University of Arizona)
The role of the hippocampal complex in recent and remote episodic 
and semantic memory 

Wolfram Schultz (University of Cambridge) 
Multiple reward systems in the brain 


Daniel Schacter (Harvard University) 
The seven sins of memory: A cognitive neuroscience perspective 


Session Topics:

* vision 		 * spatial mapping and navigation
* object recognition 	 * neural circuit models
* image understanding * neural system models
* audition * mathematics of neural systems
* speech and language * robotics
* unsupervised learning * hybrid systems (fuzzy, evolutionary, digital)
* supervised learning * neuromorphic VLSI
* reinforcement and emotion * industrial applications
* sensory-motor control * cognition, planning, and attention
 * other

Contributed abstracts must be received, in English, by January 31,
2002. Notification of acceptance will be provided by email by February
28, 2002. A meeting registration fee must accompany each Abstract. See 
Registration Information below for details. The fee will be returned if 
the Abstract is not accepted for presentation and publication in the 
meeting proceedings. Registration fees of accepted Abstracts will be 
returned on request only until April 19, 2002.

Each Abstract should fit on one 8.5" x 11" white page with 1" margins
on all sides, single-column format, single-spaced, Times Roman or
similar font of 10 points or larger, printed on one side of the page
only. Fax submissions will not be accepted. Abstract title, author
name(s), affiliation(s), mailing, and email address(es) should begin
each Abstract. An accompanying cover letter should include: Full title
of Abstract; corresponding author and presenting author name, address,
telephone, fax, and email address; requested preference for oral or 
poster presentation; and a first and second choice from the topics
above, including whether it is biological (B) or technological (T) 
work. Example: first choice: vision (T); second choice: neural system 
models (B). (Talks will be 15 minutes long. Posters will be up for a 
full day. Overhead, slide, VCR, and LCD projector facilities will be 
available for talks.) Abstracts which do not meet these requirements 
or which are submitted with insufficient funds will be returned. Accepted
Abstracts will be printed in the conference proceedings volume. No longer
paper will be required. The original and 3 copies of each Abstract should 
be sent to: Cynthia Bradford, Boston University, Department of Cognitive 
and Neural Systems, 677 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: Early registration is recommended. To
register, please fill out the registration form below. Student
registrations must be accompanied by a letter of verification from a
department chairperson or faculty/research advisor. If accompanied by
an Abstract or if paying by check, mail to the address above. If
paying by credit card, mail as above, or fax to (617) 353-7755, or
email to The registration fee will help to pay for a
reception, 6 coffee breaks, and the meeting proceedings.

STUDENT FELLOWSHIPS: Fellowships for PhD candidates and postdoctoral
fellows are available to help cover meeting travel and living costs. The 
deadline to apply for fellowship support is January 31, 2002. Applicants 
will be notified by email by February 28, 2002. Each application should 
include the applicant's CV, including name; mailing address; email 
address; current student status; faculty or PhD research advisor's name, 
address, and email address; relevant courses and other educational data; 
and a list of research articles. A letter from the listed faculty or PhD 
advisor on official institutional stationery should accompany the 
application and summarize how the candidate may benefit from the meeting.
Fellowship applicants who also submit an Abstract need to include the 
registration fee with their Abstract submission. Those who are awarded 
fellowships are required to register for and attend both the conference
and the day of tutorials. Fellowship checks will be distributed after 
the meeting.


Sixth International Conference on Cognitive and Neural Systems

Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems
Boston University
677 Beacon Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Tutorials: May 29, 2002
Meeting: May 30 - June 1, 2002
FAX: (617) 353-7755

(Please Type or Print)

Mr/Ms/Dr/Prof: _____________________________________________________

Name: ______________________________________________________________

Affiliation: _______________________________________________________

Address: ___________________________________________________________

City, State, Postal Code: __________________________________________

Phone and Fax: _____________________________________________________

Email: _____________________________________________________________

The conference registration fee includes the meeting program,
reception, two coffee breaks each day, and meeting proceedings.
The tutorial registration fee includes tutorial notes and two
coffee breaks.


( ) $85 Conference plus Tutorial (Regular)
( ) $55 Conference plus Tutorial (Student)
( ) $60 Conference Only (Regular)
( ) $40 Conference Only (Student)
( ) $25 Tutorial Only (Regular)
( ) $15 Tutorial Only (Student)

METHOD OF PAYMENT (please fax or mail):

[ ] Enclosed is a check made payable to "Boston University".
 Checks must be made payable in US dollars and issued by
 a US correspondent bank. Each registrant is responsible
 for any and all bank charges.

[ ] I wish to pay my fees by credit card
 (MasterCard, Visa, or Discover Card only).

Name as it appears on the card: _____________________________________

Type of card: _______________________________________________________

Account number: _____________________________________________________

Expiration date: ____________________________________________________

Signature: __________________________________________________________
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Message 2: [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals

Date: Sat, 12 Jan 2002 11:16:49 +0800
From: JS <>
Subject: [COLING-02] Workshops: Call for Workshop Proposals

* Important Reminder: Workshop Proposals Due: 2002/01/15
 COLING 2002
 Final Call for Workshop Proposals
 August 31 -- September 1, 2002 

The COLING Organizing Committee invites proposals for workshops
to be held at COLING2002.

COLING2002 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan, August 24th - September 1st, 2002
with workshops being held August 31st and September 1st, 2002. 

COLING workshops provide organizers and participants with an opportunity
to focus intensively on a specific topic within computational linguistics.
Often, workshops concentrate on specific topics of technical interest
(e.g., shallow parsing), particular areas of application for language
processing technologies (e.g., NLP applied to multilingual cross-language
retrieval), or community-wide issues that deserve attention (e.g.,
standardization of resources and tools). We welcome proposals on any topic
that is of interest to the Computational Linguistics community, but we
particularly encourage proposals that broaden the scope of our community
through the consideration of new techniques or applications, in particular
with respect to multimodal communication, the semantic web,
speech technology, information retrieval, text and data mining,
biological information extraction, computational psycholinguistics,

Proposals Submission Details

Workshop proposals should provide sufficient information to evaluate
the quality and importance of the topic, and the size of the interested
community. Proposals should be 2-4 pages and contain the following

- a title and brief description of the workshop topic; 

- a budget proposal; 

- the target audience and projected number of participants along with
 support for the projected count. Supporting evidence could include a list
 of potential submitters, a list of conferences that contained papers
 on the proposed topic, the number of new companies focused on this topic,
 or recent funding initiatives that address this topic; 

- the intended length (at least half a day, up to two days);

- resource needs such as room size and number of days. Include any special
 requirements for technical support (computer infrastructure, etc.); 

- the name, postal address, phone number, e-mail address, and webpage of each
 chair. In addition, indicate the chairs' background in the workshop area. 

Proposals should be submitted by electronic mail, in plain ASCII text,
as soon as possible but no later than JANUARY 15th , 2002.
The subject line should be: "COLING2002 WORKSHOP PROPOSAL". 
Please send the workshop proposals to Prof. Antonio Zampolli:

Prof. Antonio Zampolli
Istituto di Linguistica Computazionale 
Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche 
Area della Ricerca di Pisa - Localita San Cataldo 
Via Moruzzi, 1 - 56124 Pisa 


Workshop Proposals due: January 15th, 2002 

Notification of acceptance of Proposals: February 15th, 2002 

Workshops Date: August 31st -September 1st, 2002 

General Guidelines for Workshop Organiztion
	- prepared by the COLING-2002 Organizing Committee

The COLING-2002 general guidelines on publication, financing, and
sponsorship for workshops are listed as follows.

0. Please first submit a proposal to Prof. Antonio Zampolli
 (, the Coling-2002 Workshop Chair.
 The deadline for Workshop Proposals is 15 January, 2002.

 The information on the expected number of participants is required
 in your proposal. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will need
 such information to estimate the number of copies of the workshop
 proceedings as well as various other estimates.

 (For general COLING-2002 information, please visit the URL at:

1. The registration fee will be the same for all the individual workshops.
 The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for collecting
 and managing the registration fee.

2. The on-line registration (and pre-registration) of the workshops will
 be integrated into the registration process of Coling-2002. 

3. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the on-site
 registration service, and maintain the information desk (including
 responsible personnel) during the workshop. The information desk will
 be a centralized one, which is shared by all the workshops.

4. The workshop organizer is responsible for compiling and typesetting
 the proceedings content (including preface, table of content, papers,
 numbering, index, etc.) and then converting it into a format conforming
 to the pre-specified standard (e.g., PDF, Postscript, etc.)
 set forth by the printing group of the Oraganizing Committee. 

 The paper style and format should be the same as the main conference.

5. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee are responsible for printing
 the workshop proceedings and producing the conference CD-ROM;
 all the proceedings of the main conference, tutorials and workshops
 will be put into the same CD-ROM.

6. The files for the workshop proceedings, prepared by the workshop
 organizer, must be sent to the printing group of the local organizing
 committee before the pre-specified date. This is necessary to ensure
 that the workshop proceedings be included in the CD-ROM and be
 distributed on-site. The content will not be included in the CD-ROM and
 the Oraganizing Committee are not responsible for the later mail delivery
 cost, if the workshop organizer fails to deliver the files in time.

7. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will decide the number of copies
 of the proceedings to be printed, and are fully in charge
 of those extra copies. However, the workshop organizer will own the
 copyright and the right to re-print the proceedings.

8. The COLING-2002 Oraganizing Committee will provide the conference room
 and general equipments (like LCD projectors, overhead projectors,
 and microphones, etc.) without extra charge. Special requirements,
 however, should be specified in the workshop proposal in advance, if any.

9. Two refreshment services will be provided freely per day (one in the
 morning break, and the other in the afternoon break). Since the
 refreshment services might be shared by several concurrent workshops,
 each workshop organizer will be requested to synchronize with the
 pre-specified break schedule, if it is the case.

10. Self-paid lunch boxes and/or cafeteria tickets will be avaible during
 the workshops. The expense is separated from the registration fee.
 Workshop organizers must make other meal arrangments (if any).

11. Any extra expense not mentioned above (e.g., reimbursement for invited
 speakers, banquet for the steering committee members, etc.) will be
 the workshop organizer's responsibility.

12. If you have any question about the logistic support, please contact
 Dr. Keh-Yih Su (Email: "").

Revenue-Sharing Incentive for COLING-2002 Workshops

To encourage workshops with high academic standard and research
innovation as well as to help workshop organizers defray some of the costs
for organizing such a workshop, the COLING-2002 organizing committee proposes
the following revenue-sharing incentive.

For any workshop with a paid-registration of over 60 participants, part of
the registration fee will be re-imbursed to the organizer. The formula for
calculating the reimbursement amount follows:

 $10 x (N-60),

where N is the number of paid registrants (regardless of the category
of the registration fees).

The reimbursement is executed in one of the following ways:

 1. As reimbursement to the direct expenses of the workshop
 (original copies of receipts of the expenses will be required):
 fully reimbursable up to the amount determined by the above formula.

 2. Exchange for free registration (as student fellowship, speaker
 privilege, or subsidy to scholars from countries with financial
 difficulties): fully exchangeable up to the amount determined by the
 above formula.

 3. As direct payment to the individual or SIG organizer (in exchange for
 the service of organizing the workshop): fully payable, but subject to
 a 20% flat tax rate for income payment to foreigners in Taiwan.

Additional Conference Information

Please e-mail any inquiries on COLING2002 Conference to:

For additional information, see the web site for the conference:
 COLING 2002
 19th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
 August 24 -- September 1, 2002
 Howard International House, Taipei, Taiwan
 Organized by:
 Academia Sinica, ACLCLP and National Tsing Hua University
 Under the Auspices of:
 The International Committee on Computational Linguistics
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